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by Henry James

We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.


Edel, Leon. Henry James: A Life. New York: J. B. Lippencott Company, 1956.

Gordon, Lyndall. A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.

Fisher, Paul. House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2008.

Novick, Sheldon M. Henry James: The Young Master. New York: Random House, 1996.

Novick, Sheldon M. Henry James: The Mature Master. New York: Random House, 2007.

Poirier, Richard. The Comic Sense of Henry James: A Study of the Early Novels. New York: Oxford University Press, 1960.


The Henry James Society
The Henry James Society provides a medium of communication for Henry James scholars and expands the possibilities for Henry James studies through annual meetings, special symposiums, and The Henry James Review.

The Henry James Resource Center
This website contains information for students, scholars, and fans of Henry James and his work, including biographical information, a bibliography, and recent scholarship.

The National Trust
This website contains information on Lamb House in Sussex, England, where Henry James lived much of his adult life.

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